Talk:Fight of the Century
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What does "Artist Leroy Neiman made one of his first arts thee: He pained Ali and Frazier as they fought" mean? Kingturtle 01:50 Apr 7, 2003 (UTC)
- I don't know anything about the subject, but it probably means that the painter Leroy Neiman painted one of his first paintings there.
The sentence: "Ali had been stripped of his world Heavyweight title by boxing's governing bodies after expressing his views on the Vietnam war in 1967" is literally true but leaves the false impression that the various governing bodies took his title because of what he said.
As a review of the events in the Louisville Courrier-Journal ( http://www.courier-journal.com/ali/timeline/670428_refusedraft.html ) makes clear, Ali refused induction into the Army, then the U.S. Atty. anounced he would be prosecuted and then, "In New York, the State Athletic Commission announced Clay would be stripped of his title and an elimination tournament would be staged to pick a successor. The World Boxing Association and other controlling groups in the sport are expected to take similar action."
A small matter perhaps, but it took a lot more courage to openly refuse to be drafted than it did to merely express one's views on the Vietnam war. --Ralph
- What, are you talking about. and since you didnt give the section a heading or title, i Had to rename it Crazy Talk, dont wanna be rude but That was 'Crazy Talk'. --Too Cool 14:03, 30 September 2006 (UTC)
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"crawl on my knees"
Does somebody who's a little more familiar with the subject want to include in the Pre-fight section Ali's boast that if he lost he'd crawl accross the ring on his knees and tell Joe he was the greatest? And that he failed to live up to his boast AND that his camp immediately disputed the "fairness" of the judging...KhProd1 (talk) 05:13, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
boxers in the audience
I think in the list of celebrities in the audience Gene Tunney should be mentioned given how important he is to boxing history. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 12:54, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
Tale of the Tape
Doesnt tale of the tape mean the fighter's stats like height, weight, reach, etc? ToT's in the Info Box but doesnt list these stats. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 14:06, 6 November 2011 (UTC) Correct: height, weight, reach, fist size. The article lacks too much crucial information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Missaeagle (talk • contribs) 21:53, 24 April 2012 (UTC)